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Next meeting: Monday October 16th. Have a topic/film you’d like to present?

TOCPUG meetings are now held on MONDAYS.

We already have a bunch of topics to hit on:
– GH5 Firmware 2.0.  This is quite the update, and it pushes the GH5 into H.265 – 6K territory!

If you recently made a film/doc/etc, and would like to present an excerpt/short, let us know!

 
Our group of industry types are a fantastic sounding board.  TOCPUG has some of the best
Q&A ever!  
Also, if there is an app/trick you’d like to present/tutorialize on, or a gadget you’d like to show/present,
let us know!
Next meeting: MONDAY October 16th – 7-9pm . 
 550 St. Clair West – 2nd Floor
 Toronto.
TOCPUG is open to all/forever free.

Next meeting: September!

That’s a wrap! Another great year of TOCPUG meetings! We will start up again in September, have a productive/safe summer.

Keep an eye on this page, our facebook and twitter for updates, musings and networking.  If you’d like to present at our fall meeting, have a film you’d like to Q&A on, an app to seminar, a topic you feel important for the Toronto Creative Pro Users Group: LET US KNOW.

Links/Leads from meeting:


 



BIG thanks to omniviewtech.ca  for their fast hour of drones/gimbals/giving the lowdown on drone usage in Canada.

Reps at Omniviewtech offers full ‘turnkey’ operation offering customizable drone/gimbals/legal info/professional operator contacts and repair services!

Also, big thanks to Troy Gibson for contacting them/making this all possible!

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TOCPUG APRIL 4 GEIGER COUNTER RESULTS ~ Next Meeting May 2nd

FANTASTIC NIGHT!  Great turnout, and lots of vintage glass to scan!  

Based upon this article which mentions  vintage lenses from the 1930-70s containing Thorium: https://petapixel.com/2013/05/03/deca…

TOCPUG offered free geiger counting services on the night of April 4th. Attendees who brought in their vintage glass, could see if it was radioactive.

Here are the results. Keep in mind, Thorium is an alpha decaying radiation, not great to keep near the eyes, but generally safe to use.

Lots of internet discussion over “Thorium lenses”, this summates it nicely: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/c…

 

This chart also puts radiation in perspective: https://xkcd.com/radiation/

 

April 4th – Anamorphic Lenses & Geiger Counter Fun!

April 4th’s meeting is shaping up! (dates got moved around as a result of March break)
If you have a short film you’d like to show/present, let us know.
Along with a tutorial/seminar on Anamorphic lenses (A must for anyone serious about ‘movie magic)
I recently came across this article:
and the list of lenses possibly containing Thorium:  http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Radioactive_lenses
Seeing as many here probably are vintage lens collectors 
(Can’t beat the look of imperfect glass!), bring it in!
We’ll have a Geiger Counter that night to detect 
your glass for any ionizing particles.
Anyone ‘concerned’ regarding rads, this chart helps put everything into context: https://xkcd.com/radiation/
April 4th 7-9pm: 
550 St. Clair West, 2nd Floor (Close to St. Clair West Subway)
Open to all/Forever Free.

 

Hitchcock in the house Feb 28th

Austin Hitchcock will give a demo intro on 360 vr. 7-8 pm time slot.

Tomorrow at TOCPUG!  550 St. Clair West Toronto: 2nd floor 
Hitchcock always had a history of going 180

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G01qjOeL0gc&w=560&h=315]

February 28th’s meeting is a go!

Hi/Bonjour fellow TOCPUG’ers

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February 28th’s meeting is a go!
550 St. Clair West, 2nd Floor 
Close to St. Clair West Subway.
7pm – Greetings and Q&A’s – If you are new to the group/have a question our group might be able to answer?  This is your chance.
– Panasonic GH5.  An in depth presentation/discussion on Panny’s new M43 4:2:2 10-bit cam.
– Came Gimbal with GH4. Palm-sized servo stabilizers are all the rage,  are they worth the ???
– Short film presentation.
8pm – Break
8:10pm – Virtual Reality:  WERVR  https://wervr.ca/
Fad or future?  A relic from the 90s making a comeback?
Lawnmower Man time?

TOCPUG hosts monthly meetings, showcasing the best in the biz.
If you are a film student, or a longtime industry pro: This group is for you.

Open to All / Forever Free

Sept 20th!

Welcome to the official site for the Toronto Creative Pro Users Group (TOCPUG.CA)

Presentation spots are open for the 20th meeting, if you shot something you’d like to present/Q&A or an app you’d like to seminar on, let us know!

TOCPUG is a great way to meet fellow editors, cinematographers, directors, etc in the biz.

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The goal of TOCPUG is to showcase the best in the biz here in the 416. We’re hardware/software agnostic, which means:

We are open to all apps/disciplines.
If you’re a filmmaker, a wedding videographer, graphic designer, a writer,  an app programmer, or someone just wanting to learn a new ‘trick of the trade’: This group is for you.

Forever free, open to all.  

We meet every third Tuesday of the month.

 

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